23
Jul

Genya, David, Tolya, and Tamar from Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

Haven’t used a mechanical pencil in awhile!  This story has such great secondary characters.

Nilah, Cassie, and I are going to the Fierce Reads Block Party tonight.  Catch me for a free Shadow and Bone doodle  (I have purple hair.)

((If you miss it, I’ll also be at SDCC on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.))

07/23/14 at 1:12PM
#genya safin    #grisha    #the grisha series    #ruin and rising    #shadow and bone    #art    #fanart   
21
Jul

"Long live the King in the North."

You meant well, Robb.  Just a doodle that got out of hand. Might have prints at NDK if people show interest.

07/21/14 at 3:14PM
#game of thrones    #got    #asoiaf    #Robb Stark    #robb    #spoiler    #spoilers    #art    #Fanart   
20
Jul

lbardugo:

fictograph:

…sankta alina… sol koroleva… sun summoner…

My tribute to Alina Starkov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy, a fantastic series of YA novels set in a Russian-inspired fantasy world and a lovely magic system.  I wanted to show her power (and the amplifiers!) rising out of the Volcra but also a little fear that comes with being an accidental heroine.

Final installment just came out!  Got mine signed by Leigh at the LA Book Release party. *o*  You should pick em up!

Done in traditional media: pen, marker, color pencil on toned paper (as usual).

leigh, if you are reading this, nilah, cassie and i would all gladly work on a grisha movie *coughcough*

OH. MY. WORD. I can’t tell you how much I adore this. Loved seeing the work in progress at the launch but oohhhhhhhh the final!!! Thank you so much for sharing it <3 

Seriously, Tumblr, are you kidding me, you deleted this one, too?! Re-blogging myself again because Tumblr is a shitface.

07/20/14 at 7:47PM
#art    #fanart    #the grisha trilogy    #alina starkov    #grisha   
20
Jul

lbardugo:

fictograph:

1-hour digital painting of Zoya from Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.  Done at the request of Nilaffle.

Just finished Ruin and Rising.  I am bombarded with feels, and now I have to draw everyone….

Those lips! Those eyes! Zoya needs her own show. (And this is gorgeous! Ty!!)

Argh, again - I don’t like re-blogging my own work, but Tumblr deleted Zoya, too….

07/20/14 at 12:09PM
18
Jul

lbardugo:

fictograph:

Harshaw (and “Oncat”), my favorite Inferi from Leigh Bardugo's Ruin and Rising.  I had to guess at his eye color a bit.

Nilah didn’t get her booked signed at the launch party, so we be going until the Fierce Reads Block Party!

Can’t stop. Won’t stop.  Gonna be a Grisha week.

HARSHAW!!! First Harshaw and Oncat fanart. Oh I love this so so so much!!!

Ugh. Tumblr deleted my Harshaw post, so now I have to re-blog myself…

07/18/14 at 10:13AM
#harshaw    #the grisha trilogy    #ruin and rising    #oncat    #art    #fanart    #grisha   
18
Jul

korol rezni… the king of scars

Nikolai Lantsov from Leigh Bardugo's The Grisha Trilogy.  I had to do him justice with a painting, but I’m sure he’s upset that he can’t make his hair all nice now that he’s part shadow-soldier.

I have a thing for rebellious guys with sharp wit and overblown confidence.  But what I really adore about this character is his evolution (although, that’s what I love about all of Bardugo’s characters).  His transformation in Ruin and Rising tests his personality so well, the perfect a blow against his ambition and hubris.

Other Grisha Art: http://www.fictograph.com/tagged/grisha

16
Jul
Anonymous asked:
Hi, i was wondering whats the specific name for that special pen (or whatever it is) you use to wet watercolor drawings?

I don’t actually use watercolor, so I’m guessing that you meant the Niji Waterbrush: http://www.dickblick.com/products/niji-waterbrush/

07/16/14 at 9:20AM
#art    #faq    #watercolor    #brush    #art supplies    #Anonymous   
15
Jul

juanjolras replied to your post “Are all your drawings drawn by hand? They dont look computerized either. They just look so flawless, that it doesnt even seem they were drawn by a human!! You’re truly amazing.”

gahhhh that perspectice illustrationspost is still one of my fave things you’ve ever done. Were those colored digitally or traditionally, I can’t tell. Like what was the combo of digital/traditional you used? Digital lines, traditional color?

Ahaha, the ~~mystery~~.  It went like this:

  • Plot perspective digitally and print out blue lines.
  • "Ink" traditionally with mechanical pencil, scan back in.
  • Print cleaned lines on toned paper and shade values-only with marker and white pencil.
  • Scan back in and color using gradient maps and overlay/multiply/color layers.

They took a long time.  Not the most efficient process, but working traditionally gave the ability to be productive but still leave my house.  :|

((I get cabin fever really easily.))

07/15/14 at 11:07AM
#juanjolras    #art    #faq    #process    #traditional    #digital   
15
Jul
whimsicallymad asked:
Are all your drawings drawn by hand? They dont look computerized either. They just look so flawless, that it doesnt even seem they were drawn by a human!! You're truly amazing.

I really just use whatever’s easiest for the process or convenient at the time.  Like, I work traditionally while traveling but digitally for perspective drawings.

For example, this was done entirely in my sketchbook, and this was done entirely digitally.  This is a combination where I moved between both traditional and digital.

07/15/14 at 10:53AM
#faq    #art    #whimsicallymad    #traditional art    #digital art   
08
Jul

I got a new sketchbook.  As tradition dictates, that means drawing my oldest original character, Rivek. This is entirely traditional media: pen, marker, and colored pencil on toned paper.

But I’ve learned a lot artistically this past year, and I really wanted to show it - color, lighting, composition.  I threw Willow and Vika in there for good measure, too, haha.  ;D

Previous iterations: I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X

(Wow, I can’t believe this is my tenth one…)

07/08/14 at 2:32PM
#illustration    #artists on tumblr    #bird    #falcon    #falconer    #original    #mondigan    #wrath and pardon    #genomancer    #rivek    #willow    #vika    #art   
30
Jun

You know nothing, Jon Snow.

Ygritte at the hot springs.  Hehehe.

06/30/14 at 2:49PM
#ygritte    #asoiaf    #got    #game of thrones    #fanart    #art    #sketches   
29
Jun

My tribute to Kvothe, the precocious protagonist from Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man’s Fear).

Finally been at home long enough scan this.  I’ve decided to stick only to fanart of books lately. *shrug*

26
Jun

Decided to do Vin, Elend, Straff, and Ore’seur from Mistborn for Character Design class with Jose Lopez.

I ended up scrapping what you see here because I wanted to try something with even stronger, pushed shapes.

06/26/14 at 1:11PM
#mistborn    #vin venture    #vin    #elendventure    #brandon sanderson    #art school    #class    #cda    #character design    #jose lopez    #art   
25
Jun

Quick doodle of my ideal boyfriend Peter Parker setting up some shots for the Daily Bugle.  Gotta make that dough somehow.

06/25/14 at 11:12AM
#peter parker    #spiderman    #spidey    #andrew garfield    #marvel    #fanart    #art   
24
Jun

Quickie doodle of Bast, my favorite character from Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle.Doesn’t totally look like how I imagine him, though, so I might do it again.

06/24/14 at 12:19PM